Esports are booming, and students in Wisconsin are excited to not just play the games, but to pursue related careers. To support this thirst for competition and education, the WIHSEA has just become an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. NASEF will provide free tournaments, programs, curriculum, and expertise to help scholastic esports grow and thrive in Wisconsin.
NASEF leverages massive student interest in team-based competitive video gaming, offering meaningful career and STEM education alongside tournaments. Students learn about possible career pathways, enter Beyond the Game creative and analytic challenges, manage clubs and events and fundraising, and compete in tournaments in popular titles including but not limited to: Overwatch, Rocket League, Smash Bros, and SMITE to name a few.
“Since forming in 2017, the Wisconsin High School Esports Association has been helping grow the opportunity for schools to offer esports to their students. By becoming an affiliate with NASEF, it will allow us to continue growing those opportunities while expanding on the positive impacts esports can make scholastically for our students,” said Mike Dahle, Business Education teacher at Elkhorn High School and President of WIHSEA. “NASEF has done an amazing job over the last few years to grow resources to help educators bring not only esports competition to their schools, but to help develop our student’s real-world skills through their passions.”
The WIHSEA’s mission is to govern, support and promote the growth of high school esports through community development, advocacy, equitable participation, and interscholastic competition to enrich the educational experience. NASEF